Mental Health

At The Nesting Place we offer a variety of groups and 1:1 services to support maternal mental health. We offer a Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Support Group, a Prenatal Support Group, a Journey of Motherhood Support Series, a Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group, a Healing After Loss Support Series as well as and 1:1 Mental Health Counseling. Click here to explore support groups.

Ciara Connors, LCSW

Ciara Connors is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Ciara has experience working with clients that are navigating infertility, pregnancy, post partum and new motherhood. Ciara utilizes the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques and an overall holistic approach so that you can feel better, find balance and live the life you want.

Ciara understands that finding the time to go to a therapy appointment can be difficult and even cause more anxiety and stress, which is why she offers tele-therapy and video-based therapy as options, so that you can fit therapy into your busy schedule. 

Ciara has completed a training in Perinatal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International.

Get in touch with Ciara
Phone: (631) 796-5020
Ciara accepts some insurance plans.

Martine Rosenberg, LCSW

Martine Rosenberg is a New York State licensed psychotherapist who received her Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University. Martine provides individual and group therapy for individuals, couples and families, who are in the midst of major life transitions, choices and challenges, and need support navigating. Martine has a special interest in supporting women and their partners through the fertility and family planning process on topics including: Pregnancy, Transition to Parenthood, Infertility, PCOS, IUI/IVF, Recurrent miscarriage, Postpartum Depression and/or Postpartum Anxiety. 

Martine understands that everyone’s journey to Motherhood is different. She believes in a strengths-based approach to therapy and tailors her approach to meet the individual needs of her clients while creating a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment that encourages a sense of comfort and trust.  Martine incorporates elements from her training, education, and own life experiences to help her clients overcome life’s roadblocks and obstacles in order to live life in a more comfortable and empowered way.

As a native New Yorker, Martine understands the pressures, challenges, and stress that our society can bring. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is easy to forget about your needs.  Martine provides her clients the space to explore their worries and frustrations all while supporting them through life’s challenges and transitions.

Because juggling being a Mother and/or your pregnancy isn’t difficult enough, Martine wants to make therapy accessible for all. She now is exclusively offering tele-health therapy for her clients. 

Martine has completed a training at the Seleni Institute for pregnant and/or postpartum women to screen for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).

Get in touch with Martine:
Phone: 516-669-6636

Kate Lindstadt, MSN, NNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, IBCLC

Kate Lindstadt is a Masters prepared advanced practice nurse, specializing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  Kate is board certified in her specialty.  She treats patients across the life span.  Kate has additional training in the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy and lactation.

Kate has 17 years of experience in the nursing profession.  She spent 12 years working with mothers and babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Kate has nursing degrees from Molloy College and Stony Brook University.  She is passionate about Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and is currently pursuing a certificate from the University of Minnesota.
Kate believes in providing evidence-based care.  In making treatment decisions, she focuses first on what is most distressing to her client.  

Get in touch with Kate
Phone: (631) 621-7618
Kate accepts BCBS (Anthem and Empire), NYSHIP, GHI, and Emblem Health insurances.  

Sowania Germain, LMHC, PMH-C

Sowania is a graduate of Lesley University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology and from Adelphi University’s Derner Institute where she received a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling.

Her Master’s clinical rotation took place in several areas where she was in charge of providing care to individuals with chronic mental illnesses including bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, PTSD and substance abuse.  Additionally, Sowania’s specializes in working with women coping with postpartum depression & anxiety and individuals faced with adjustment challenges, anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting challenges, marital stressors, substance abuse, trauma and cultural adjustment.

Sowania believes that the therapeutic process is a process of self-discovery and growth, which requires work for all participants. She believes in providing a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment and will work alongside you to sort through the issues you are facing.  Throughout this collaborative process, she commits to being honest, direct and compassionate.  During your sessions, she will utilize a variety of integrative techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalytic interventions and strengths-based model. 

Sowania is EMDR trained, pending DBT Marsha Linehan certification and PMH-C.

Get in touch with Sowania
Phone: (631) 743-6558
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Sowania accepts 1199, Aetna, United Healthcare and Cigna Health insurances. 

Other Trusted Providers

Marissa Sherov, LCSW, Maternal Mental Health Specialist
Phone: (516) 661-2122
Marissa accepts some insurance plans.

Laura Otton, LCSW, PMH-C
Phone: (631) 223-8536

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